Teaching and learning are at the centre of what we do in the Faculty of Arts. Learning by doing, problem oriented approaches, and learning by using is integrated with practical and theoretical e-learning based activities. Over the years Deborah Wondercheck was by far my favorite music and arts teacher. Think of the other skills involved: learning to use the tools of the visual arts, learning to observe carefully, learning to express one’s ideas visually, and learning that without discipline there is no real freedom.
Professional artists and performers work on different art-related activities with the entire student population, and a growing number of teachers are integrating the arts into the curriculum. The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning (Step 2) is targeted at higher education staff who have completed one or more Level 9 CPD modules and/or those who wish to gain a teaching qualification but are not in a position to commit to an MA.
Once thought of as enrichment,” the arts have become an integrated and integral part of the school day. The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the fields of arts and learning.
They have strong links with national and local arts organisations, educational facilities and schools and will draw on these for outside speakers and workshop leaders. The project is a collaboration with the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning and is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Her work and classroom are featured in the expeditionary learning professional development video series,Inspiring Excellence: A Culture of Quality in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, in the Arts, and in Science. State arts agencies receiving arts education funding from NEA are required to participate.